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 Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College - Santa Ana, CA

1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

General information:(714)564-6000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:30,289( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:43 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $652 $658 $898 -27%
Out-of-state $5,212 $5,458 $4,834 13%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,600 $10,600 $10,600 0%
Other $3,400 $3,400 $3,400 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,400 $3,400 $3,400 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,152 $2,158 $2,398 0%
Off Campus $16,152 $16,158 $16,398 0%
Off Campus with Family $5,552 $5,558 $5,798 0%
On Campus $6,712 $6,958 $6,334 0%
Off Campus $20,712 $20,958 $20,334 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,112 $10,358 $9,734 11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $34
Out-of-state tuition $4,800
Out-of-state fees $34
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 966 76% --
Grant or scholarship aid 964 76% $3,275,924 $3,398
Federal grants 549 43% $2,475,703 $4,509
Pell grants 549 43% $2,331,900 $4,248
Other federal grants 230 18% $143,803 $625
State/local government grant or scholarships 946 75% $768,996 $813
Institutional grants or scholarships 81 6% $31,225 $385
Student loan aid 30 2% $145,884 $4,863
Federal student loans 30 2% $145,884 $4,863
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,435 30% $17,633,273 $1,869
Pell grants 3,346 11% $12,127,512 $3,624
Federal student loans 512 2% $2,342,827 $4,576


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,018 $5,304 $5,217
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,845 $2,964 $3,203
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 30,289
Undergraduate enrollment 30,289
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,300
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 18 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 31-
Basketball 1916
Football 91-
Golf -2
Soccer 2923
Softball -21
Swimming -3
Track and Field, Outdoor -8
Track and Field, X-Country -7
Volleyball -16
Water Polo 910
Wrestling 19-


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

08/01/1998 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1994 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations22 3
Liquor law violations110
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 022
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 813
Motor vehicle theft 723
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate17.3%
Number in default37
Number in repayment213

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00128400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10--
Category total10--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping16-26
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General3-11
Business Administration and Management, General120-22
International Business/Trade/Commerce5-12
Office Management and Supervision--12
Retail Management22-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General4-5
Selling Skills and Sales Operations--3
Small Business Administration/Management3-12
Category total1532103
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-8-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design1-2
Recording Arts Technology/Technician--11
Category total1813
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism12-
Radio and Television634
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total956
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics23-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--1
Computer Science3--
Computer Support Specialist--5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--6
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--1
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--1
Information Technology6--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--2
Category total11316
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide31-
Category total31-
Engineering Colleges
Category total2-7
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD2--
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General2-11
Engineering Technology, General2-2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1--
Category total7-13
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1--
Category total1--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant1928-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General1--
Category total2028-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)--3
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General3--
Category total3-3
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist30--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other3--
Medical/Clinical Assistant19-51
Occupational Therapist Assistant53--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant8-41
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse110--
Category total223-92
History Colleges
History, General12--
Category total12--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science26--
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician77-69
Category total103-78
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2916-
Category total2916-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies730750-
Category total730750-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting2-4
Category total2-4
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1--
Category total1--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5-25
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician1--
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician--1
Category total6-26
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences19--
Category total19--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1-3
Category total1-3
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total4--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General28--
Geology/Earth Science, General1--
Physics, General4--
Category total33--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist630-
Welding Technology/Welder6-2
Category total12302
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General22--
Category total22--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General4--
Political Science and Government, General3--
Social Sciences, General1--
Category total22--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General6--
Dance, General2--
Graphic Design1--
Category total10--
Grand total1449843366